All pupils will receive three pieces of homework a week; literacy, maths and science, which will be sent home on a Friday. This work will reinforce what has been taught in class or will help develop concepts being taught within that subject.

In years 2 and 3, each piece of homework will last approximately twenty minutes

In years 4 and 5, each piece of homework will last approximately half an hour.

In year 6 each piece of homework will last approximately forty five minutes.

Spellings to be sent home on a weekly basis as part of the Literacy homework.

In addition to written homework, pupils will be expected to read at home at least twice a week for up to 20 minutes each time.

Pupils are allowed to take home reading books. These need to be returned before a new one can be given out.


Mental Health Advice

At Littledown, we are committed to supporting the mental health of the children in our care. As well as the many ways we support the children in school, there are lots of resources for parents: below is a copy of the Slough Guide to Services for parents and a list of useful online resources. We are always happy to offer support and advice to parent’s, please feel free to contact the school if you feel we could help.

6 6 Information for parents (2)

6 6 Websites for advice


CEOP Reporting Button

CEOP is a command of the National Crime Agency, and is dedicated to tackling the sexual abuse and exploitation of children and young people. CEOP is here to help young people (up to age 18) who have been forced or tricked into taking part in sexual activity with anyone online or in the real world. We also offer advice and links to support in response to other online problems young people might face, such as cyberbullying or hacking. For information, advice and to report concerns directly to CEOP, visit the Safety Centre by clicking on the Click CEOP button.


Slough’s Family Information Service

The Family Information Service (FIS) offer free, impartial information and guidance about a wide range of services for children, young people and their families. they have a new website: 

It is a web directory of useful local and national information and services, for both professionals and the residents of Slough. the information ranges from child care and children’s centre information, to parent and toddler groups or library activities. Perhaps you may need activity club information for a child such as Gym, Martial Arts, Football or swimming. Alternatively there is information for adult education classes such as English, Maths or Exercise classes. There is also information on parent support groups and the Local Offer.

The Local Offer is a website with information and advice about services for children and young people in Slough who have Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and their families. Please see:

Please note that SENDASS sit within our service. Our contact details are 01753 787693 or email [email protected]

Remember that SENDASS are an independent service, offering impartial advice and supporting parents of SEND children.



Further Information

E Safety in the Wider Community

Building Family Bridges Poster

Home Start Referral Form – Building Family Bridges